Schwarzschild Radius
„The Schwarzschild radius is the radius of a sphere such that, if all the mass of an object were to be compressed within that sphere, the escape velocity from the surface of the sphere would equal the speed of light. An example of an object where the mass is within its Schwarzschild radius is a black hole. Once a stellar remnant collapses to or below this radius, light cannot escape and the object is no longer directly visible, thereby forming a black hole. It is a characteristic radius associated with every quantity of mass. The Schwarzschild radius was named after the German astronomer Karl Schwarzschild, who calculated this exact solution for the theory of general relativity in 1916.“ [wikipedia]

Johannes Ernst
Schwarzschild Radius, 2009
Series of Four
36cm x 24cm
Archival Inkjet Prints

  • Johannes Ernst - Schwarzschild Radius 01
    Johannes Ernst - Schwarzschild Radius 01